Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Add Traditional Styling With Cabinet Refacingby Allison Millar
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Traditional kitchen designs are a perennial favorite, as they blend with most house and furniture styles. During a cabinet refacing, consider making these changes to create a traditional kitchen design.
Kitchen Cabinets Set the ToneCabinet refacing involves replacing the door fronts and drawers, changes that can alter the entire tone of your kitchen design. If you are replacing contemporary, flat panel doors, now is the time to add:
Cabinet Wood Means TraditionalMost traditional kitchen designs feature wood cabinets. When refacing cabinets, look to add a rich cherry or light maple style to your kitchen. Cherry wood has a deeper color and tone, creating a dramatic effect. Maple can help lighten a dark kitchen design.
Add Decorative Wall TileThe style of wall tile you add can have a big impact on the overall design of the room. To create a traditional kitchen design, stick with:
As you shop for wall tile, avoid the trendier metal tiles, as they lean toward a contemporary look.
Consider Kitchen AppliancesIf you are planning to replace kitchen appliances during the cabinet refacing, look for ones with:
Add Traditional Kitchen Design AccentsAside from cabinet refacing changes, you'll want to focus on the accents that pull the room together. New window treatments, paint and knick knacks also should lean toward traditional styling. This means:
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.